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deemster

[deem-ster] /ˈdim stər/
noun
1.
a judge of the Isle of Man.
Also, dempster.
Origin of deemster
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English demestre; see deem, -ster
Related forms
deemstership, noun
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  • The deemster knew these notions when he met with them in the English newspapers.

    The Manxman Hall Caine
  • The two sons of the deemster were like the inside and outside of a bowl, and that bowl was the deemster himself.

    The Manxman Hall Caine
  • It was not the deemster only who feared he might lay hands on his own flesh and blood.

    The Manxman Hall Caine
  • That day the deemster altered his will a second time, and his elder son was disinherited.

    The Manxman Hall Caine
  • The deemster was silent again, and Jem was withdrawing with a deep bow.

    The Manxman Hall Caine
  • deemster, that the leader of this rising is a sort of left-hand relative of yours.

    The Manxman Hall Caine
  • Remember where you stand, or, deemster though you are, you shall repent it.'

    The Manxman Hall Caine
  • He was walking to Kirk Michael to visit the old deemster, who was ill.

    The Manxman Hall Caine
  • Now, the late deemster was an example which it would be perilous to repeat.

    The Manxman Hall Caine
  • The general impression that night was that the deemster's speech had not been a proper one.

    The Manxman Hall Caine
British Dictionary definitions for deemster

deemster

/ˈdiːmstə/
noun
1.
the title of one of the two justices in the Isle of Man Also called dempster
Derived Forms
deemstership, noun
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